9 June 2022 – Bureau Veritas (BV), one of the world’s leading ship classification societies, Laskaridis Shipping and smart tool provider METIS Cyberspace Technology have agreed to embark on a pilot project to develop and apply a new BV SMART 3 Class notation covering the use of augmented data in ship operations.
Modern ships increasingly use smart systems designed to improve their operational efficiency. As part of its strategy to support maritime digitalization, BV has developed a framework of SMART notations for ships which provide consistent and uniform standards for the ‘smart’ techniques used to monitor and improve fleet performance.
In a new ‘Smartship’ pilot project, BV is working with Laskaridis Shipping and METIS to develop a range of additional class notations adapted to the latest advances in digitalization technology, with a focus on the augmented ship. The SMART 3 notation will also cover ship to shore connectivity, remote decision support and remote operations.
Paillette Palaiologou, Vice President for Southeast Europe, Black Sea & Adriatic Zone at Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore commented: “Digitalization is transforming the maritime industry, bringing new challenges and opportunities. The new range of notations will help advance the journey towards more digitalized and autonomous ships. We are delighted to partner with Laskaridis Shipping and METIS Cyberspace Technology on this new project. Collaboration is essential to help progress new technologies and to support the industry transition.”
Laskaridis Shipping has been at the forefront of applying the advanced real-time monitoring solutions which help to optimize ship efficiency and minimize environmental impacts.
“We are very proud to be a partner in the highly innovative SMART certification project,” said George Christopoulos, Chief Operating Officer, Laskaridis Shipping. “We have committed to being at the forefront of maritime digitalization based on the gains these technologies deliver in operational excellence and enhanced ship sustainability.”
METIS Cyberspace Technology SA specializes in data acquisition, real-time performance monitoring and intelligent analytics for the maritime industry, using machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Mike Konstantinidis, Chief Executive Officer, METIS, commented: “Collaboration in this part of the SMART certification program confirms BV’s recognition of METIS intelligent analytics as fully ready to secure the rewards of shipping’s digital future. We would also like to acknowledge the vital role forward-thinking shipping companies like Laskaridis Shipping play in delivering the true benefits of maritime digitalization.”
Drawing on Bureau Veritas expertise in the certification, implementation and survey of data infrastructure, the new SMART 3 class notation is expected to provide added value for owners, shipyards and manufacturers of digital solutions for the maritime industry.
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About Bureau Veritas
Bureau Veritas is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has more than 80,000 employees located in more than 1,600 offices and laboratories around the globe. Bureau Veritas helps its clients improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions, in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.
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About METIS Cyberspace Technology S.A.
METIS Cyberspace Technology specializes in Data Acquisition, Real-time Performance Monitoring and Intelligent Analytics for the Maritime Industry, based on advanced Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence techniques. METIS combines innovative thinking, maritime business know-how and high-end technological expertise to fulfill the vision of empowering shipping’s digital transformation and sustainability. Established in 2016 in Athens, METIS is majority-owned by maritime-focused environmental engineering group ERMA FIRST and has subsidiary offices in Singapore, Vancouver, Oslo and Hamburg.